Today, the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Congress signed by over 100 organizations in support of the Child Poverty Reduction Act (H.R. 1558/S. 643), which would establish a national child poverty reduction target and solidify our nation’s commitment to ultimately ending child poverty in the United States.

Excerpt from the letter:

Child poverty is a long-term problem in need of long-term solutions. The National Academy of Sciences confirms that a permanent, fully refundable child allowance delivered monthly is the most effective policy to address child poverty in the United States, but it is not the only one.7 A child poverty reduction target would create the accountability needed to get a permanent child allowance and other policies over the finish line and ultimately end child poverty in the United States.

Read the full letter here.